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Transgender Pride Flag

MOL.2015.30

About this object

This flag was the first Transgender Pride Flag to be flown above Liverpool Town Hall for Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20 November 2014. Transgender Day of Remembrance pays tribute to those who have been murdered because of transphobia and focuses attention on the continued violence experienced by the trans* community worldwide.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was commemorated across the city in 2014, including at the Museum of Liverpool where wreaths were laid in the April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady exhibition by representatives from the Museum of Liverpool, Merseyside Police and the local trans* community.

The flag was presented to National Museums Liverpool at a special ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall on 29 April 2015, when Liverpool born transgender pioneer and campaigner, April Ashley MBE was presented with a Citizen of Honour Award to mark the occasion of her 80th birthday.

Transgender Day of Remembrance continues to be commemorated each year at the Museum of Liverpool.

*Definition: trans/transgender – an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Transgender Pride Flag
  • Accession no.
    MOL.2015.30
  • Type
    Flag
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool
  • Date made
    2014
  • Materials
    Textile ; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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